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View Poll Results: How did you break your rod? Multipal Choice Poll;
Careless; rod was transported improperly; rod stepped on by man / dog, jammed tip into ground etc 101 47.42%
Improper use; pulling too hard on snag, had hand up the shaft while fighting fish etc 40 18.78%
Accidental: hit the tip with fly or weight while casting. 33 15.49%
I have no idea what happened, one day while fishing the rod broke in two while casting 51 23.94%
Other: to be explained in a post 37 17.37%
All of the above! 11 5.16%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 213. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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I've been fortunate in that in 40 years of fishing I've only had one rod tip brake and I do not know how it happened. It was during short day trip just this year while casting a tip broke off a rod while casting within minutes of arriving at the first stop of the day. I do not know why it happened. It could have been compromised by a fall I'd taken while crossing a dry river bed when some rocks rolled out from under my feet even after checking for a sure footing a couple weeks earlier, however I fished that rod half a day after that fall and landed numerous fish without issue that day. Hopefully I can go another 40 years without braking another one.
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That's a darn good run of caution 40 years, if you read my post you've seen that I've wrecked a few. I'm hoping to get a bunch of votes on the poll and we will be able to review and cite the findings in future references when we talk about being careful or the unknown.
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Loved it! One of the best bits of u-tube (fishing) I've seen in years! Don't know where/how you came up with that but:

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Never hold a rod like that, I guess everyone who has seen the show already knows this now. I have had a few 4" fighting butts made so that I don't even think about doing that. Lucky there were no eye injuries from splinters flying or cut hands when the shaft snapped huh?
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It shame's me to say it but I have broken a few. The first I broke was when I was about 14, I shut it in a door.

The second was about 6 years ago in Alaska. I was fishing a 6wt for rainbow's and hooking a few small kings in the process. after I landed a couple small ones I hook into one a little bigger. I figured what the hell, I'll give it a go. well after a few minutes I hear my rod make a strange noise and I point the rod at the fish and brake it off. check out the rod and all looks good. Start fishing again and about 5 min later it break's in the middle of the Rod while casting.

The third was last winter. I leaned the rod against a tree to take a leak, the wind blew it over and I didn't realize it. I turn around and step on it.

The other one didn't break but I was lucky. I was casting a new two hander (first time I had it out) and I didn't tape the ferrules. the tip piece came off while I was casting and cracked the finish on the female end of the ferrule. amazingly the rod is fine it just tweaked the finish.
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Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

I read through this thread and was thinking that I have never had a fly rod break. My first good rod was a Heddon bamboo and I drove over it with my car in its aluminum tube. I had to beat on the tube with a tire iron to get the rod out. It was a three piece with two tips. The rod wasn't damaged and I fished it for several years more. In Alaska I fished out of air planes and boats but never broke a rod. I think that came from taken good care of them in travel.

So just before I wrote that I had never broke a rod I remembered that my bamboo rod has one tip with a short piece missing. So I have broken one fly rod tip but don't remember how I did it.

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Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

I had an experience close to Fred's where the rod just blew up mid section and another was ice in the guides. A combo really, my negligence and nature.
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Here ya go................
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